GUWAHATI: The State Government has formed a committee to review all petitions for amalgamation or merger of schools.
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu stated in a tweet on Sunday: "The Department of School Education and Literacy has constituted a committee to review all petitions for amalgamation or merger. All petitions received on e-mail or WhatsApp will be forwarded to the committee to determine whether they conform to the Sikshakshetra guidelines. Action will be duly taken after ensuring all criteria have been met."
Pegu had earlier announced on August 31 that "any complaint against a school amalgamation/merger order or request for modification, supported by strong logic or legitimate ground, may be sent to email@example.com. Provide the correct UDISE code and corret enrolment figure. Our Government is committed to strong redressal mechanisms and the welfare of our people."
It may be mentioned that the State Government has decided to amalgamate or merge high schools which registered poor results in the HSLC examination, lower primary, upper primary and Middle English schools with poor enrolment with suitable nearby schools.
The Director of Elementary Education had earlier ordered the merger/amalgamation of 1,789 lower and upper primary schools of he State with nearby base schools.
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